Salvation Army food distribution

Christian Duganitz loads food into a truck for a family of five while his mother, Mary, speaks with the driver during a Shamokin-Coal Township Salvation Army barbecue relief food distribution in April.

SHAMOKIN — Since the pandemic began in March, Shamokin-Coal Township Salvation Army Major Tammy Hench has seen almost triple the number of people lining up for food at the facility.

“We were giving out food three days a week before the crisis hit,” said Hench, Corps Commanding Officer. “Now we are giving it out five days a week.”

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